William Gowen is currently the principal bassist of the Dallas Opera Orchestra. He has won numerous awards and honors including the first prize of the 2013 Tuesday Musical Club Young Artist Competition in San Antonio. Mr. Gowen has also given a solo performance of Paganini “Moses Variations” in Carnegie Hall. At the age of nineteen, Mr. Gowen became the youngest member of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with PianoTexas and performed Schubert’s Trout Quintet. Mr. Gowen graduated with an artist diploma from TCU, studying under Professor Yuan Xiong Lu. Additionally, he received a fellowship to attend the National Orchestra Institute summer music festival in Maryland. He was a recipient of the Emerson scholarship to attend the Interlochen Arts Camp. William has performed in master classes with several notable double bassists such as Gary Karr, Lawrence Hurst, Paul Ellison, Timothy Cobb, Jack Budrow, and Jeffrey Turner.
Assistant Principal Bass
Michael Lelevich is the Assistant Principal Bassist of the Dallas Opera Orchestra.
Steve Brown is a bassist in the Dallas Opera Orchestra.